LITERATURE

"And for God's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, 'I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth.' Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of 'literature'? That means fiction too, stupid." -John Waters

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  1. The Last Girl

    Last Girl: Poems

    $20.00

    A shimmering girl who disappears in daylight. A boy who goes to war and comes back forever broken. Learn More
  2. The Last Magazine

    Last Magazine: A Novel

    $26.95

    The year is 2002. Weekly newsmagazines dominate the political agenda in New York and Washington. Learn More
  3. Last Night in Twisted River

    Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel

    $28.00

    In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County–to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto–pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. Learn More
  4. Late One Night

    Late One Night

    $26.95

    On a night no one will ever forget, Della Black and three of her seven children are killed in a horrific fire in their trailer. Learn More
  5. The Laughing Monsters

    Laughing Monsters: A Novel

    $25.00

    Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game. Learn More
  6. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

    Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

    $26.95

    The enchanting story of a midwestern girl who escapes a family tragedy and is remade as a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age. Learn More
  7. Laura Warholic

    Laura Warholic, Or The Sexual Intellectual

    $29.95

    A brilliant satire from one of the great novelists of his time. Learn More
  8. Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose

    Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose (Penguin Drop Cap: W)

    $24.00

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  9. Let Me Be Frank With You

    Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book

    $27.99

    A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the hallowed territory that sealed his reputation as an American master: the world of Frank Bascombe, and the landscape of his celebrated novels The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winning Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. Learn More
  10. Letters To Kevin

    Letters To Kevin

    $21.99

    Like Bob Dylan's "115th Dream," Letters To Kevin obeys a certain logic, but it's a shifty, nighttime logic that's full of surprises. Letters To Kevin is an absurdist, screwball farce, and certainly Stephen Dixon's wildest, weirdest and most affecting book ever. Learn More
  11. Levels of Life

    Levels Of Life

    $22.95

    Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels of Life an immediate classic on the subject of grief. Learn More
  12. Little Star

    Little Star: A Novel

    $27.99

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    John Ajvide Lindqvist has been crowned the heir apparent to Stephen King by numerous sources, and he is heralded around the globe as one of the most spectacularly talented horror writers working today. His first novel, Let the Right One In, is a cult classic that has been made into iconic films in both Sweden and in the United States. His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror fans everywhere. His third novel, Harbor, is a masterpiece that draws countless comparisons to Stephen King. Now, with Little Star, his most profoundly unsettling book yet, Lindqvist treads previously unmarked territory. Learn More
  13. Lock In

    Lock In: A Novel Of The Near Future

    $24.99

    A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Learn More
  14. Lord Of The Flies (Drop Cap Series)

    Lord Of The Flies (Penguin Drop Cap: G)

    $22.00

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  15. Lore: The Complete Edition

    Lore: The Complete Edition

    $29.99

    In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures - creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. Learn More
  16. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

    Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel

    $26.95

    From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty, and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the twentieth century Learn More
  17. Lucky Alan And Other Stories

    Lucky Alan: And Other Stories

    $24.95

    The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form. Learn More
  18. Luminous Chaos

    Luminous Chaos: A Novel

    $26.95

    Book two in The Mysteries of New Venice, the steampunk adventure series The Guardian called a "magnificent achievement" Learn More
  19. Madame Bovary (Drop Cap Series)

    Madame Bovary (Penguin Drop Cap: F)

    $22.00

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  20. The Maid's Version

    Maid's Version: A Novel

    $25.00

    The American master's first novel since Winter's Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations. Learn More
  21. The Making of Zombie Wars: A Novel

    Making of Zombie Wars: A Novel

    $26.00

    The seriously, seriously funny roller-coaster ride of sex and violence that Aleksandar Hemon has long promised. Learn More
  22. McSweeney's Vol. 4

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 04

    $22.00

    Issue Four, reissued. A faithful reproduction of the Winter 2000 issue - now in a sturdier box. Learn More
  23. McSweeney's #7

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 07

    $23.00

    Out of stock

    The seventh edition of this American literary quarterly includes stories by nine authors. Learn More
  24. McSweeney's Vol. 18

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 18

    $22.00

    Even beyond Edmund White's youthful hustler, Joyce Carol Oates' fatherly killer, and Roddy Doyle's Rwandan refugee, Issue 18 will not stay at home. Learn More
  25. McSweeney's #19

    McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 19

    $22.00

    Out of stock

    McSweeney's began in 1998 as a literary journal that published only works rejected from other magazines. Learn More

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